Manuka honey really can be considered the Queen of all honey, and this monofloral manuka honey is the top of the range for the Queen Bee brand.
Monofloral refers to the fact that it is a purer form of honey and that the busy bees that have made the honey in the hive will have primarily foraged for nectar from the manuka tree, which is the source of this amazing honey.
In order to use the term monofloral, the honey must be tested in accordance with strict guidelines set by the New Zealand government.
Queen Bee Monofloral Manuka Honey 200+ is sourced from the unspoilt landscape of New Zealand, and the honey is tested to verify its purity as well as for other markers, such as MGO
The abbreviation MGO stands for methylglyoxal, which is one of the key markers that occur naturally in manuka honey, and researchers consider there is a link between the level of MGO and manuka honey’s special antibacterial activity although the fact that it has MGO naturally is not the only reason.
Manuka honey has gained a reputation because of its unusual antibacterial properties, and in its medical grade form the honey is already used for various burns and wound healing applications in a clinical setting.
However, another reason why people are so keen on manuka honey is simply because of its taste. Sometimes the honey can have the consistency of soft fudge and after an initial burst of sweetness is mixed with an almost herbaceous after taste.
Manuka honey can be enjoyed in so many different ways – used as a natural sweetener in cooking and baking or then put a generous dollop on top of a bowl of porridge or simply just straight from the jar.
(NB: the medical profession advises against children below the age of one from eating any type of honey).